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Posts Tagged ‘shale gas’

0 Apr 5 2013 @ 1:08pm by Matt Smith in Crude Oil, Global Energy, Natural Gas

Burrito bites

Happy Nonfarm Friday! And it has been more fun than a barrel full of monkeys, as a big miss from the jobs data has sent markets reeling. Crude has tumbled this week, as US inventories reach a 22-yr high while demand remains mediocre. As for natural gas, a  huge withdrawal has sent storage levels below the 5-yr average, encouraging prices to try to push on to new 18-month highs. But enough from me, here’s the treats: » read more

0 Sep 14 2012 @ 10:59am by Matt Smith in Blog

Burrito Bites

Good day, and wowee what a week. As the Federal Reserve steps up with a(nother) bout of stimulus, oil markets have had a fire lit under them. A sudden ratcheting up in geopolitical tension is aiding this move, as the potential for escalating protests and violence in the Middle East builds in a risk premium to pricing once more. As for natural gas, it has managed to push above the three-dollar mark, only to panic and pop its head back below once again. Hark, food for thought:  » read more

0 Jun 29 2012 @ 10:55am by Matt Smith in Crude Oil, Economy, Global Energy, Natural Gas, Technology

Burrito bites

Happy Friday! As the see-saw of time sends us tipping into the second half of the year, we have had an exceedingly interesting week indeed for both natural gas and oil. Natty pushed through resistance to make a six-month high, before panicking and scarpering lower again despite a heat wave engulfing the US to spur on cooling demand. As for oil, a descent to eight-month lows for WTI has been met by an effervescent rally, due to a bit of good news out of Europe (a refreshing change indeed). As we approach the weekend…burrito bites are your friend!: » read more

0 Apr 6 2012 @ 10:55am by Matt Smith in Crude Oil, Global Energy, Natural Gas, risk management

Burrito bites

Good day! Happy Friday! Good Friday! A short trading week has given us a lot to think about, as we enter a new month and a new quarter. What started off positively with decent manufacturing data has ended with a whimper from Nonfarm Friday numbers, as job creation in the US leans much more mediocre than marvelous. Crude has headed lower this week, while natural gas further further further plunders to 10-year lows as storage surpluses extend and neutral temperatures abound to keep demand in check.  May these bites make your Good Friday better: » read more
0 Feb 17 2012 @ 10:58am by Matt Smith in Crude Oil, Economy, energy consulting, Global Energy, Natural Gas

Burrito bites

As the scales of time tip toward the latter half of February, spring is not just in the air, but in the step of crude oil and natural gas prices.

Crude is receiving continued support from the seemingly omnipresent influences of a Greek debt woe resolution and simmering geopolitical tension. As for natty, an above-consensus storage withdrawal and the prospect of production cuts is spurring on short-covering this week.

That’s enough from me now, let’s hit up the chow: » read more